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Homemade Sloppy Joe Sauce

Why buy Sloppy Joe sauce when you can make it healthier at home? And homemade tastes so much better.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Canning Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Canning, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: canning, cooking, homemade bread, Sloppy Joe
Servings: 10 pints


  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 cups celery chopped
  • 2 cups onions chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups bell peppers chopped
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey or molasses
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried mustard
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup vinegar


  • In a large saucepan or stockpot, mix all above. Heat through, and then cook to desired consistency, about 30 minutes.
  • Mix desired amount with browned ground beef to serve now. Can as directed, or freeze excess in quart size bags for later use.
  • Ladle into sterilized canning jars, leaving 1/2” headspace.
  • Put on lids and rings, tightening to finger tight.
  • Process in a water bath canner for 20 minutes.
  • Yields about 10 pints.